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EIGHT years ago, Maznah Yusak received a call from a Primary 6 pupil telling her he wanted to commit suicide after a fight with his brother.
“I panicked. To buy time, I stayed with him on the phone and made him direct me to his home,” the 56-year-old mathematics head of department and school discipline mistress at Chong-zheng Primary School said.
She took him to her home and managed to calm him down.
The teacher of more than 37 years said that incident had stayed with her and spurred her to take greater care of her students.
For her dedication, she was given the Caring Teacher Award, one of four handed out this year. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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